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Global A Go-Go

Jul 3, 2022 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM


With Bill Lupoletti

Global A Go-Go is a weekly two-hour world music radio program that I've been hosting since 2004. It's usually produced live in the studio and can be heard on both the FM radio band at 97.3 FM in Richmond, Virginia and as a webstream simulcast at wrir.org.

It is rebroadcast on other radio stations, and it's available as a podcast as well. There's a comprehensive online archive of Global A Go-Go programs (I'm not kidding about it being comprehensive -- the recordings go all the way back to August 25, 2004) here: radio4all.net/index.php/series/Global+A+Go-Go

I describe Global A Go-Go as "music from around the world in the universal language of groove." In short, you could call it a world music program that emphasizes the danceable over the folkloric.

Global A Go-Go is all about decolonizing your ears. My goal with this program is to expand your listening horizon: I want more people to listen to more music from outside their own country, language, culture and comfort zone.

Dead men don't smoke marijuana

Global A Go-Go
1:24 PM
Son Rompe Pera - El Saleroso (feat. Gil Gutierrez)
Son Rompe Pera El Saleroso (feat. Gil Gutierrez) N
El Saleroso (feat. Gil Gutierrez) - Single Barbès Records 2022 Latin
1:16 PM
Julio Angel - El Salon
Julio Angel El Salon
Con El Hit "El Salon" Disco 84 1983
Dominican Republic
1:12 PM
The Jolly Boys - The Passenger
The Jolly Boys The Passenger
Great Expectation Wall of Sound 2010 World
1:08 PM
Boulpik - Karol
Boulpik Karol
Konpa Lakay Lusafrica 2014 World
1:06 PM
Delgrès - Mwen Vlé Maché
Delgrès Mwen Vlé Maché N
Mwen Vlé Maché - Single [PIAS] 2022 Country
1:02 PM
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros - Global a Go-Go
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros Global a Go-Go
Global a Go-Go BMG Rights Management (US) LLC 2001 Alternative
England UK
1:00 PM
Oliver Lake - Separation
Oliver Lake Separation
Matador Of 1st & 1st Passin Thru 1996 Jazz

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5:00 PMThe Motherland Influence (Music) with Graybeard, DJ Daudi
7:00 PMIf Music Could Talk (Music) with DJ Carlito
9:00 PMThe Unquiet Grave (Music) with Emily


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